Work will soon begin on the 10,000-home Meridian Water regeneration project, Enfield Council assured neighbours. 

The £6billion regeneration scheme in Edmonton by the council aims to tackle the current housing crisis and provide 6,000 jobs.

The new houses will be situated near the new Meridian Water train station, which is set to open later this month and serve up to four million rail passengers a year.

More than 100 residents attended a drop-in session in Edmonton on Saturday, May 18.

Enfield Council Leader Nesil Caliskan said: “Enfield Council is making Meridian Water a reality.

"The project is back on track and now firmly in council control. This development will deliver thousands of homes and jobs for our residents and I was delighted to tell local people about the enormous benefits this scheme will deliver.

“We are absolutely committed to tackling the housing crisis in our borough and Meridian Water will enable us to do that as well as provide world class community facilities and jobs that our residents will rely on.

"People will be able to see the first houses being built soon – a clear sign of the rapid progress we are making with this incredibly exciting project.”